tail noun

1 of an animal, a bird, etc.

ADJ. long | short | bushy, curly, curved, forked, pointed | muscular, prehensile

VERB + TAIL flick, swish, thrash, wag, whisk The dog wagged its tail furiously. | dock It used to be fashionable to dock horses' tails.

TAIL + VERB twitch, wag, wave The dog ran out with its tail wagging madly.

TAIL + NOUN feathers, fin

2 of a thing

TAIL + NOUN section The plane's tail section had broken off. | fin, light

PREP. at the ~ the truck at the tail of our convoy

PHRASES nose to tail Traffic which used to be nose to tail now flows freely.